BARCELONA: Barcelona’s revenue is projected to increase to E509m this season for the first time.

The record figures will generate a post-tax profit of E36m, according to secretary and board spokesman Toni Freixa.

Operating income for the 2012-13 season was E491m – some E21m more than originally budgeted – but the 2013-14 figures will be boosted by extra income from sponsorship deals as well as the transfer of Thiago Alcántara to Bayern Munich.

Freixa added: “This is not a message of triumph, since it is still difficult to manage the club and we have to continue the policy of austerity.”

The saga over the possible renovation of Nou Camp was “still in the study phase.”

Real Madrid generated more than E500m in revenue in both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Earlier this month, Madrid said turnover had increased by 1.3pc to E520.9m for 2012-13, generating a net profit of E36.9m.


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